Trivial pursuits can consume our time and energy at the expense of vital engagements that could make our lives far more meaningful and fulfilling. In this talk, Greg McKeown will discuss his philosophy of Essentialism and how it can help you choose and do what matters most. As he writes in Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less:
There are three deeply entrenched assumptions we must conquer to live the way of the Essentialist: “I have to,” “It’s all important,” and “I can do both.” Like mythological sirens, these assumptions are as dangerous as they are seductive. They draw us in and drown us in shallow waters.
To embrace the essence of Essentialism requires we replace these false assumptions with three core truths: “I choose to,” “Only a few things really matter,” and “I can do anything but not everything.” These simple truths awaken us from our nonessential stupor. They free us to pursue what really matters.
Come learn to “distinguish the vital few from the trivial many,” and create the life you desire and deserve.